The format was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Founders (BDF), a group of eleven leading consumer electronics companies:
- Hitachi, Ltd.
- LG Electronics Inc.
- Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
- Pioneer Corporation
- Royal Philips Electronics
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
- Sharp Corporation
- Sony Corporation
- TDK Corporation
- Thomson Multimedia
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